The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven. (Heb. 8:1)
TO ENTERTAIN THE CROWDS during timeouts and intermissions, stadium media technicians like to post the picture of a celebrity on one half of the jumbo screen and the picture of a look-alike fan on the other half. We are so obsessed with famous people that we will risk total embarrassment by going up to a total stranger who might look like the star we would like to meet.
While on a ministry trip recently, a complete stranger came up to me in an airport waiting area and said, “Are you him? You do know who you are, right?” I told her I had no idea what she was talking about and she apologized saying she thought I was one of her favorite actors. I was curious, but I had no idea who she was talking about.
Many comparisons and contrasts of who Jesus is appear in Hebrews 7. The entire chapter instructs us that Jesus is the ultimate high priest. He is greater and more powerful than Aaron. He is all we need for anything we might ever face. Instead of looking around for what will most likely be a look-alike or an imposter, look to Jesus, who is seated at the right hand of God. His power and authority are all you need.
Consider what it means that Jesus himself, in person (not just His teachings) is the way, truth, and life.
Jim Dunn is the Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship for The Wesleyan Church.